In this video and the following transcript, former EPM Staff Member Julia (Stager) Mayo and I discuss the question, What can high schoolers do to be more like Christ?
I think the answer to that would be the same thing that anyone can do to be more like Christ. Certainly they can meditate on His Word; 2 Corinthians 3 talks about being conformed to the image of Christ, and that comes through meditating on Him. Certainly you want to (and this is very important for high schoolers) choose the right friends. Some friends are going to lead you the wrong way. The book of Proverbs is really about that, and has example after example of getting in with the wrong crowd. (I share more in this article.)
First Corinthians 15:33 says that bad company corrupts good morals. If you choose the wrong friends, you are going to become more like them. If you choose friends who love Christ, you’re going to grow in Christ.
Yes. One of the things I thought of was how involved Jesus was in His community and in people’s lives. We need to really encourage high schoolers to be part of a church where they can both be receiving the Word of truth from someone they respect, but then also teaching it to those who are younger than they are.